- Class: Freshman
- Major: English
- Gender: F
- High School: Bishop Kelley High School
- Transfer Student: N
Arkansas is a huge school with a WIDE variety of activites and opportunities. Anything can be pursued starting here as long as you know who to ask. If I had to change anything, I guess I would change some people's attitudes, because there tend to be some people here that are really close minded and that doesn't help the university or them in the long run. I think the size of our school is just right, because I can see my friends randomly all across campus during the day, but if I want to avoid some creeper I totally can do that as well. People react differently depending on their age and where they're from when you tell them you go to Arkansas. Most responses include yelling WHOO PIG at me and asking me if I call the hogs regularly. Some of my peers from Oklahoma make fun of me for going to a hick college, but besides that I get pretty good responses. Arkansas has HUGE school spirit and all of Arkansas supports us. Everyone loves the hogs, and it's awesome to be a part of something like what our school and our town here in Fayetteville has going.
I'm in the honors college, and all of my teachers are great and are super accesible. A lot of the time the problems you run into in the classroom involve other students. Either they don't talk and you feel out of place continually being the only person who speaks to the teacher, or they are outspoken only when you violate their extremely conservative ideals. Most people here really aren't intellectuals, they are here to get a degree. But that doesn't mean there are no people here to start up an intellectual conversation with. There are people in every major from every background living in the same building, and you get a lot of diversity and a lot of different experiences out of that. The only professor I spend time with outside of class really is my debate coach, but I spend a lot of time with him and our debate TA and they are awesome, they hang out with us and act like there is no differentiation between us as students and him as a tenured professor.
Most Arkansas students are from Arkansas and Texas, most as in probably like 80% of people you meet. And to be completely honest, Arkansas is not THAT diverse. This school does not reflect the population of the state proportionatly. The majority of people here are middle class white kids. We wear polos and jeans or PINK sweatpants to class, and a large percentage of our campus is greek. Most people here are also extremely conservative, in regards to both politics and lifestyle choices. There are not a lot of openly GLBT people here, and if they are here they are not visible in a normal day on campus. Most people also stick to conservative Christian type values in regards to everything, except their own partying habits.
The Best Things
Living in a true college town
The Worst Things